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GREENBELT COOPERATOR GREENBELT, MARYLAND Telephone: GREENBELT 3131 The Greenbelt Cooperative Publizhing Association, lac. Editor Francis Fosnight Associate Editor Donald H. Cooper Assistant Editor Sally Meredith Assistant Editor Jack Schaeffer Business Manager William S. Stewart Volume 6, Number 40 May 22, 1942 Red Maryland Clay The name Greenbelt conjures visions of leafy trees and spacious lawns—just as the planners of this town in tended. They should see it now with spacious areas of red Maryland clay around half of the houses. Community officials promise that lawns and shrubbery will be provided shortly, so the long-patient defense work ers in the new houses have a ray of hope. It seems that the $40,500 provided by Federal Works Administration through Farm Security Administration is not high enough to attract bidders so no contract has been signed yet for landscaping. This sum is now being increased in response to the seriousness of the situation. Hundreds of complaints from residents and visitors have been keenly felt by the administration, and some action is definitely promised before summer sets in. The long awaited clothes poles for the new homes have already arrived and will be set up at once, replacing the unsightly makeshifts now in use. Arrival of top soil, sod, trees, and shrubbery will be equally appreciated. Through every day of delay the youngsters will continue to play in the dirt, dust will blow on drying clothes and into the houses, and each rain will flood the walks and wash new gulleys into the yards. Tonight Tonight at 8 o’clock the first session and drill of the Minute Men of Maryland in the Auditorium will mark another milestone in local preparation for our war effort. Greenbelt has done a good job in defense preparation against the damage and injury of air raids. The daily vigil of the plane spotters, the first aid classes, practice black outs, and the purchase of bonds and stamps are building up a sense of participation that no other American gener ation has ever felt towards any war. Organization of the Minute Men here will provide a reserve militia of civilians—the sort of home guard that has proven so effective in China and Russia and which strengthens England. Any Greenbelter from 18 to 64 can join for duty only in case of emergency and only in this locality. FINANCIAL REPORT Herewith is presented the financial report of the Greenbelt Civilian Defense Council as of May 16, 1942. RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF GREENBELT CIVILIAN DEFENSE CORPS Up to and including May 16, 1942. Cash Received and Deposited—March 19, 1942 $978.84 Cash Received and Deposited—April 15, 1942 8.41 Total $987.26 Itemized Expenditure AIR-RAID WARDEN SERVICE Lowe & Campbell—Whistles $16.20 Lion Bros.—Arm Bands 5.62 Livingston Coveralls 73.75 $95 57 AIR-RAID SPOTTER SERVICE Mimeo. Paper jl.- $ 5.50 Lamp 1.00 Jug 2.40 Clip Boards 1.00 Rubber-Coats and Hats 11.66 Arctics 6.00 Umbrella 6.90 $34.46 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE Murray & B.—First Aid $125.54 Freight on Medical Supplies 3.60 Express on Medical Supplies 1.48 24 Blankets 84.00 Freight on Blankets 1.00 Muslin 5.02 Express on Medical Supplies 1.28 $221.92 MRS. ROGERS Miscellaneous and Postage $5.00 ARTHUR L. RYSTICKEN Twine SI.OO Total $357.95 May 18, CASH ON HAND ....$629.30 A word of explanation is indicated in the amount spent for emergency medical service. This represents only a small part of the necessary equipment needed for Greenbelt. The balance, over $400.00 worth, was furnished by the county at only the cost to us of the freight and express. Respectfully submitted, (signed) ARTHUR L. RYSTICKEN, Commander Greenbelt Civilian Defense Corp. GREENBELT COOPERATOR Calendar of Events Friday, May 22 ... Band Practice 6:30 P. M. , Auditorium Feeder Band Practice 6:30 Hobby Room Stringed Orchestra 7:00 Room 123 First Aid Clans 8:00 Room 225 Community Church Choir 8:00 3*P Rmge Hebrew Congregation 9:00 Music Room Saturday, May 23 Confessions 7:30 17-E Ridge Sunday, May 24 Catholic Sunday School 8:30 A. M. Theater Catholic Mass 9:00 Theater Community Church Sunday _ , , School 9:30 Elementary School Community Church Service 11:00 Auditorium L. D. S. Sunday School 11:00 Home Ec. Room Hebrew Congregation Sunday . _ , , School 11:00 Elementary School L. D. S. Priesthood 6:30 P. M. Home Ec. Room L. D. S. Service 7:00 Home Ec. Room Community Church Young „ . . People’s Group 7:00 Elementary School Community Church High „ , School Group 8:00 18-C Parkway Monday, May 25 „„ Girl Scout Troop 26 7:00 P. M. Room 223 First Aid Class 8:00 Room 225 Council 8:00 Council Room P.-T. A. 8:00 Auditorium Tue*day, Ma Y 26 First Aid Class 7:30 P. M. 3-H Ridge Pottery Class 7:30 21 Parkway basement Catholic Choir 8:15 Music Room L. D. S. Ladies Relief Society 8:30 Home Ec. Room Wednesday, May 27 Browniea 3:30 P. M. Music Room Pottery Class 7:30 21 Parkway basement Girl Scout Troop 15 7:30 17-A Ridge Girl Scout Troop 18 7:30 Room 223 Midweek Meeting 8:00 Music Room Thursday, May 28 L. D. S. Primary Group 4:00 P. M. Music Room Boy Scout Troop 202 7:00 Hobby Room Girl Scout Troop 17 7:30 Room 123 Pottery Class 7:30 21 Parkway basement Greenbelt Recreation Department Greenbelt’s recreation department began functioning back in Sep tember, 1938. Since that far away date a great deal of progress has been made in an effort to meet the demand for the leisure time activ ities of the community. There are three full time recreation leaders employed by the town, Vincent C. Holochwost, director; Ben Goldfaden and Mrs. Doris Arm strong, assistant directors. Both Mr. Holochwost and Mr. Goldfaden hold Maste of Arts degrees in physical education and recreation while Mrs. Armstrong has a B. S. degree in the same field. This staff is supplemented by 12 additional workers in the summer time. Life guards at the pool and attendants at the lake, tennis courts, athletic field and swimming pool make up this group. The recreation program is dividtd into two seasons. From October to April an indoor program is carried on in the school gym while the outdoor program is conducted from May through September. Activities included in the indoor program are basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, shuffleboard, tumbling, calisthenics, deck tennis, dodge ball and group games. Outdoor activities include baseball, softball, tennis, swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, horseshoes, archery, hiking, playground activities, touch football, soccer, handball and track and field. These activities are offered to the children and adults alike. Recreational facilities include the gymnasium, swimming pool, lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, athletic field with two softball diamonds, one baseball diamond and two handball courts, hiking trails, children's playgrounds and picnic areas. During the school day a physical education program is carried on in the elementay school five times a week fo each classfrom the second to seventh grade. Greenbelt Recreation Summer Schedule, 1942 9:00—10:00 A.M. Adult Tennis—Beginners MX)N. and FRI.; ad vanced WED. 9:30—10:00 A.M. Children’s Swimming and Junior Life Saving— MON., TUES., WED., THURS., FRI. 10:00—11:00 A.M. Women’s Archery—MON., WED., FRI. 10:00—11:00 A.M. Children’s Archery—TUES., THURS. 11:00—11:30 A.M. Adult Swimming—TUES., THURS. 11:00—12:00 A. M. Children’s Horseshoes—MON., WED., FRI. 11:00 —12 A.M. Children’s Tennis —TUES., THURS. 1:00 2:30 P.M. Boy’s Baseball—MON., WED., FRI. 2:00 4:00 P.M. Boy’s Softball—TUES., THURS. 3 00— 4:00 P.M.—Crafts, Croquet and Quiet Games 6 through 9 years of age, TUES., THURS. 3:00 4:00 P.M. Crafts 10 years of age and over—MON., WED., FRI. 6:00 8:00 P.M. Men’s Baseball—THUßS. 7:00 — BOOP. M. Church Softball League for Men—TUES., THURS. 7:00 8:00 P.M. Women’s Softball and Volleyball—MON., FRI. 8:30—10:00 P.M. Men’s Softball games—WED., FRI. 9:30—12:30 A.M. Children’s Hiking-—SATURDAY (Hikes will be planned for various groups from time to time). Playing in Streets We have been stretching our luck far and thin in having so few traffic accidents against our record here in Green belt. There is plenty of play space in this town for children, with yards, play areas, the athletic field, and the great belt of woods available. Playing in the streets should then be unnecessary. And apparently the parents and children agree that it is unnecessary in most of the town. There is just one piece of street—2oo feet of Ridge Road—which is a constant worry to motorists and neighbors. Rain or shine, from two to a dozen children of all ages play ball, jump rope, ride tricycles, and throw rocks while autos slow down and the drivers look in wonder. We hope the parents who watch complacently from porch steps will never see a youngster run a tricycle into a passing auto or a little tot crushed by a car that did not slow up quite enough for this danger section. We hope so earnestly that these parents will read this editorial and see that their children play in the yards, the play areas, the athletic field, or th woods —and not in the street. Friday, May 22, 1942 Community Church “Building A Radiant Personal ity” will be the theme upon which the Reverend Wilmer Pierce John ston will preach in the community building Sunday morning. A nursery is provided for child ren to be cared for while their parents attend the service. Mr. Johnston will use as the subject for his sermon to the Jun ior Church Sunday morning, “How to Make Hard Things Easy” The class of those who are grad uating this year from the Element ary School and desire to unite with the Church children’s day is reach ing the final stages of information. There are at the present time 18 young people who have decided to join the church. This class will meet with Mr. Johnston Sunday at the Sunday school hour, 10 a. m. for their first period in prepara tion for church membership. The Church school will meet at 9:30 a. m. Sunday morning. The subject of the international lesson will be “The Lord’s Supper.” Sunday afternoon at 5 p. m., the Junior Church will meet in its monthly session. The Junior Choir will sing. The memory work for this meeting is the 23rd Psalm. Mr. Johnston’s subject for the ser mon will be “God’s Care”. Tonight at 8 o’clock the choir will meet for rehearsal at 3-D Ridge Road. Tomorrow at 10 a. m. the Junior Choir, under the direc tion of Mrs. D. Herwick will meet for rehearsal in the music room of the community building. The “Fifty Committee,” whose object is to promote and to spon sor ten Sunday evening services beginning about the middle of October, is in the process of being organized. There are about 20 sig natures to date. The program com mittee is also reporting progress. Hebrew Congregation Hebrew Congregation services will be held tonight at 9 p. m. in the music room of the Elementary School. , ~ The Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Donor Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2. The final meeting of the season has been held; they will resume in the fall. I WANT TO KNOW... Is there a Police Boys Club in Greenbelt. —R. No. * * * Where is A-block in Greenbelt? —B. D. A-block U the western portion of Greenbelt, weit of Westway, anil including addresses 1 to 8 Crescent Rond, 1 to 8 Ridge Rond, nnd 2 West way. * * * Can you tell me when we are going to get some clothes poles? —A new resident. Assistant Community Manager Arthur Rysticken tells us that clothes poles for the new houses have already been delivered and will be erected immediately. One Year Ago (From the Cooperator of May 23, 1941) Petitions force special Co-op meeting—American Legion an nounces plans for Memorial Day— Plans for July 4 picnic promise day of big doings—Two additional tennis courts urged—George Pan agoulis appointed Safety Director —Town Office announces sale of pool tickets —Ernest Walker and Robert Dove join police force — Louise Besemer, ex-mayor, boosts “Planned Community” at the Scholars’ Guild at Arden Guild Hall—Prince George’s County Federation of Women’s Clubs holds 25 th annual meeting at Greenbelt; sponsors movies, play. Classified Ads FOR SALE—Light oak living and dining room Greenbelt furni ture. Moving at once. 14-Y Ridge Road. WANTED TO BUY—a ued Taylor Tot or stroler. Leave word at Cooperator office if you have one for sale. Let freedom ring on Uncle Sam’s cash register! Buy U. S. Defense Bonds and Stamps.